Primary place for every Merton child whose family applied

Merton Council has offered a primary school place to every Merton child whose family applied for one this year.

Eight out of 10 families have been offered a reception place for their child at their first choice of primary school and 92 per cent of applicants received an offer for one of their top three schools.  Almost 95 per cent of families have been offered a place for their child to start in September at one of the schools named on their application form.

Families across Merton are to be given the news this evening on the primary place allocations, which are co-ordinated for the London Boroughs by the Pan London Admissions Board.

Every Merton family, who applied for a reception place, has been offered a place despite a rise in applications this year to 2,553 from 2,508 last year.

Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah, said: “Starting primary school is such an important milestone in every child’s life and so we are delighted that we have been able to offer places for all the Merton families who applied for one this year.”